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Historic Preservation & Archaeology > Learn About Topics > Buildings & Bridges > Bridge Structure & Styles > Burr Arch Truss Bridge Burr Arch Truss Bridge

Burr Arch Truss Bridge
(Wood)
1804 - late 19th century
Drawing: Historic American Engineering Record

Combination of a wooden arch with a multiple King Post (Arch also combined with later wooden trusses). This truss type is often used in the construction of covered bridges in Indiana.

Length: 50-175 feet (15-50 meters)